Lou Engle Praised Uganda’s Anti-Gay Bill

Jim Burroway

May 2nd, 2010

Lou Engle addressing a rally in Kampala, Uganda.(Marc Hofer/New York Times)

In an apparent contradiction to a statement Lou Engle released earlier last week, the New York Times reports that Engle praised Uganda for its “courage” and “righteousness” in promoting the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

In a rally held Sunday on the sports grounds of Makerere University in Kampala, Engle told the crowd of about 1,300 people:

“NGOs, the U.N., Unicef, they are all coming in here and promoting an agenda,” Mr. Engle said, referring to nongovernmental organizations. “Today, America is losing its religious freedom. We are trying to restrain an agenda that is sweeping through the education system. Uganda has become ground zero.”

The Times reports that Engle was followed by Uganda’s Minister of Ethics and Integrity James Nsaba Buturo, who addressed the crowd, “These are desperate times, but we will not accept intimidation. It is our business to do what God wants. Pray for Bahati, and pray for the bill.” MP David Bahati, the bill’s sponsor, also attended the rally. Bahati called the rally’s turnout “a good sign” for the bill’s passage, which he said he expected to occur soon.

Lynn David

May 3rd, 2010

Something tells me that 1300 people is less than they would expect.

But this was as much if not more a fiasco than that of the Kampala 3 last year.

Jose Soto

May 3rd, 2010

Uganda is a police state out of control. If you guys recall the few articles and reports that were circulating citing how the government-run paper printed a list of suspected homosexuals. What better way to combat your political enemies than by accusing them of something, that is as of right now a popular enemy, the gays, and throw them in jail for the rest of their lives or even cut their heads off? Any dictator would love that.

John in the Bay Area

May 3rd, 2010

I suppose Lou Engle is running for Minister of Murder.

Burr

May 3rd, 2010

Funny, but the definition of religious freedom means that people who believe homosexuality is NOT a sin be allowed to exist. Uganda is working to ELIMINATE that freedom.

Robert Ray

May 4th, 2010

OMG, I woke up this morning to check the news, hoping to find out that this asshole expired. No such luck.

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